Sunday Family Zone + Studio

Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Every Sunday, it’s ArtTime—FamilyTime at the MFAH. Look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. In the Family Zone, spend some time with our friendly family educators—sit on a pillow and read, sketch a work of art, and get involved in an investigation of a work of art. In the studio, create an art project inspired by original works of art on display in the Family Zone. This suite of programs includes:

• Sunday Storytime Make connections between a storybook and a work of art in the galleries. (Begins at 1:30 p.m.)

• Creation Station At this family-friendly workshop, an MFAH teaching artist encourages families to create art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the featured work of art on display in the Family Zone.

• Gallery Investigations Visit the Gallery Cart, where an MFAH educator has looking games, books, and hands-on activities for families.


July 2014

“Delicate Suspense: Exploring a Sculpture by Alexander Calder”

  • Sunday, July 13, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 20, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, 1–4 p.m.

August 2014

“Alt Rock: Exploring a Sculpture by Zhan Wang”

  • Sunday, August 10, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 24, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31, 1–4 p.m.

September 2014

“An American Tradition in Silver”

  • Sunday, September 7, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 14, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 28, 1–4 p.m.

October 2014

“Family Portraits”

  • Sunday, October 5, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 12, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 19, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 26, 1–4 p.m.

November 2014

“Symbols upon a Screen: Exploring Art of the Joseon Dynasty ”

  • Sunday, November 2, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 9, 1–4 p.m..
  • Sunday, November 16, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 23, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 30, 1–4 p.m.

December 2014

“Monet’s Masterpieces”

  • Sunday, December 7, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 14, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 21, 1–4 p.m.